by Re Carroll
Abbotsford, British Columbia
January 21, 2001
Salads include heart of artichoke or heart of palm (recommended), Caesar or fresh vegetables with dip. The menu includes both cold and hot selections. I usually go with hot dishes but some of the cold ones include: pate, fresh oysters, marinated seafood called ceviche and marinated herring with sour cream. Hot items that I would heartily recommend include albondigas (meatballs), almejas al vapor (steamed clams in a white wine and butter sauce), montadillos de Queso (cheese bread), patatas con romesco (chunks of potatoes in a spicy tomato sauce), calamares (deep fried squid rings) and chorizo (spicy pork sausage). There are lots more to choose from as well as daily specials. Prices range from $3. to $7.50 depending on the item. If you still have room for dessert, try pijama (caramel custard with peaches and ice cream) or tarta de queso (baked amaretto cheesecake). There is a full bar but the best accompaniment to tapas is sangria - a hearty red wine flavoured with fruit slices and just a hint of sugar.
In the summer, you can sit outside in the patio where the walls are painted with hacienda scenes.
The tapas bar is underneath and behind the more formal La Masia restaurant. Although the address is Surrey, it's on the Langley/Surrey border and is only 5 minutes from downtown Langley. It is open Monday to Friday from 11 am to 10 pm and Saturday from 5 to 11 pm. Closed Sunday.
From journal Welcome to Langley